Sleep is a pretty important part of our life. On average, humans spend around a third of their lives asleep, and while that sounds like a lot, it makes sense. After all, sleep is when your body heals itself after a long day. Still, all too many of us take sleep for granted, and that's a problem. Some studies indicate that as many as 30% of adults suffer from some level of insomnia. Being able to track your sleep can be super helpful because you can use the data to help tweak your sleeping habits and improve your quality of sleep.
There are many sleep trackers to choose from, and they range in price from $50 to hundreds of dollars. As a note, for this guide, we're only testing dedicated sleep trackers — not wearables. Those wearables aren't really sleep trackers, anyway. They're fitness trackers that can monitor sleep, too.
There are a few things you'll want to consider before you buy a sleep tracker. For starters, you'll want to think about the metrics you want to track. Some trackers can monitor your heart rate, while others rely on breathing patterns to track your sleep. You'll also want to think about the form of the tracker. Some have strips that you place under your mattress, while others cover your entire bed under your sheet, and others still use infrared to detect movement from your nightstand.
Another important aspect of sleep trackers is the app they connect to. Each of our picks has an easy-to-use app for your phone or computer, though some give better advice than others. We tested several sleep trackers to find our top picks.
Here are the best sleep trackers you can buy:
Updated on 10/29/2019 by Monica Chin: Removed out of stock items and updated prices. We're currently testing new products so stay tuned for more updates.